Saturday, August 02, 2008

Essential (Motorcycle) Travel Skills

Travel writer Chris Elliott has penned an excellent article on how to effectively cope with the summer travel blues. Although most of the tips are written from an airplane or automobile traveller's perspective, I've found that they're all just as handy when travelling on two wheels.

Here are the 7 skills Elliott suggests to make your summer travels more enjoyable:

  • Take care of yourself

  • Lower your expectations

  • Think of travel as an adventure

  • Pack your sense of humor

  • Role playing, anyone (read the article, you'll understand)

  • Condition yourself to think positively

  • Look inward for a solution

Most of these skills could also be summarized as "Plan ahead, take it easy, have fun".

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